Universities, colleges to abolish admission fees by 2022

South Korea’s education ministry said last weekend that the nation’s national and private universities and 330 vocational colleges had presented their plans to do away with admission fees, reports KBS.

According to the plans, 92 universities, whose admission fees are under the average KRW773,000 (US$713), will cut the fees by 20% every year over the next four years, excluding the minimum fees for related administrative procedures.

Sixty-one universities, whose admission fees are larger than the average amount, plan to reduce the fees by 16% a year over the next five years and abolish them by 2022. Meanwhile, 128 private colleges will cut their admission fees by 13.4% a year over the next five years, while public and national universities will repeal them this year.
Full report on the KBS site